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Leonial 'Pappy' Wright          Send a link to a friend

LINCOLN -- Leonial G. "Pappy" Wright, 89, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, at 6:45 a.m. at Maple Ridge Care Centre.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln.

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at New Union Cemetery. Casey Tygrett will officiate.

Mr. Wright retired from Lincoln Iron and Metal as a material handler.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He was born July 20, 1916, in Broadwell to James and Hester Klarr Wright. He married Dorothy Humbert, and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by one daughter, Kay (and George) Skelton of San Jose; three sons, Russell (and Beth) Wright, James (and Sherry) Wright and Robert Wright, all of Lincoln; two sisters, Pauline Boward of Lincoln and Julia Emery of Bloomington; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Joann Schrader; one great-grandson; one brother; and one sister.

He was a member of Eagles Lodge 2708 and American Legion Post 263.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Illinois.

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Dr. Earl Swan          Send a link to a friend

LINCOLN -- Dr. Earl M. Swan, 92, died Thursday, March 16, 2006, at 10:50 a.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

A graveside service and Masonic rites will be conducted at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at Millcreek Baptist Church Cemetery, Radcliff, Ky.

Holland and Barry Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Dr. Swan was a chiropractor, taught at Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Ind., and taught 11 years at Lincoln Junior High.

He was born May 11, 1913, in Huntingburg, Ind., to Thomas W. and Amy Marshall Swan. He married Marjorie Rogers in Jan. 16, 1937, in Louisville, Ky. She died Nov. 23, 2004, in Lincoln.

He is survived by two sons, Terry Swan of Williamsville and Thomas (and wife Raquel) Swan of Springfield; two brothers, Edgar T. Swan of Princeton, Ind., and Loren Swan of Medford, Ore.; one grandson, Rick Swan; and two great-grandchildren, Alecia and Richard Swan.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Lincoln, a past member of the Toastmaster's Club and past member of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce. He was president of the Lincoln Rotary Club from 1967 to 1968, a past master of the Masonic Order Lodge 603 of Vine Grove, Ky., and past president of Central Illinois Chiropractic Society.

He authored three books, "Swan's Poetic Gems," "Book of Wisdom" and "The Secret Diary of Sancho Panza," exposing the true story of Don Quixote.

He was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School and Army Medical School in Washington, D.C. He earned a pre-med bachelor's degree at the University of Louisville, received his master's degree in education from Illinois State University and graduated from Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Ind.

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